Watch this space for the latest employment and internship opportunities at YLC. For consideration please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@ylcnola.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and must be received no later than the date specified in each job description. No phone inquiries please.

Available Opportunities

Events and Sponsorship Coordinator

Deadline: January 26, 2018 (CLOSED)

The Young Leadership Council develops young professional leadership through civic engagement and volunteer-led community service projects. The Events and Sponsorship Coordinator is charged with developing and implementing an effective corporate sponsorship and events program. The two primary goals of the position are to maximize the fundraising potential of YLC’s existing annual events – Wednesday at the Square and Role Model Awards Gala – and to grow YLC’s Corporate Membership base. The Events and Sponsorship Coordinator will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the Communications and Engagement Manager, Office Manager, and several volunteer committees.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop an integrated corporate giving strategy that includes:

    • Corporate sponsorship to support Wednesday at the Square and the Role Model Awards Gala;

    • YLC Corporate Member benefits, engagement, and stewardship;

    • In-kind support of YLC’s community service projects.

  • Lead efforts to research, identify, and solicit corporate and special event prospects;

  • Develop and manage relationships with corporate sponsors and prepare corporate sponsorship proposals;

  • Negotiate sponsorship/partnership terms based on event goals, YLC strategic priorities, and guidelines set with the Executive Director;

  • Serve as staff representative to the Wednesday at the Square and Role Model Awards Gala committees;

  • Manage and track event budgets and provide regular income reports;

  • Manage all elements of sponsorship fulfillment;

  • Collect, document, and archive of all corporate partnership activities (photographs, video, collateral, audience stats, etc.) for final and interim reports;

  • Maintain Raiser’s Edge database for tracking all sponsorship and development activities;

  • Work with vendors to facilitate day-of event logistics including catering, rentals and production;

  • Collaborate with the Communications and Engagement Manager and outside designers (when needed) to develop digital and print communications needed for events and sponsorship-related activities, including invitations, event signage, website updates, social media, and more.

  • Oversee all invitation lists and mailings;

  • Send sponsor and donor acknowledgement letters;

  • Prepare monthly and annual development reports to assess event and sponsorship fundraising efforts;

  • Produce the organization’s annual report.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business, hospitality or related field;

  • Two or more years of experience in event coordination and planning and/or sales;

  • Demonstrated success in fundraising and development efforts, particularly in securing sponsorships;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively to diverse groups;

  • Experience with email marketing software and donor management databases;

  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to prospects and current sponsors;

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, which often includes evenings and weekends;

  • Demonstrated relationship-building and networking skills;

  • Experience managing volunteer committees;

  • Regular access to a car with valid driver’s license and insurance.

Related Skills & Other Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to successfully manage multiple priorities;

  • Results-oriented;

  • Ability to operate effectively in high-pressure situations;

  • Energetic and possesses creative problem solving skills;

  • High attention to detail;

  • Comfortable working both independently and in teams;

  • Strong technical and computer skills;

  • Passion for YLC’s mission and familiarity with its community projects.

The salary range for the position is $37,500 – $40,000 depending upon experience. 

Visit the Young Leadership Council website (ylcnola.org) to learn more about our strategic priorities and our mission. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position and a resume are required to be considered an eligible applicant.

For consideration please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@ylcnola.org.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and must be received no later than January 26, 2018. No phone inquiries please.

2018 Wednesday at the Square Engagement Intern

Deadline: January 19, 2018 (CLOSED)

Young Leadership Council (YLC) is seeking a talented and energetic individual to fill the role of Wednesday at the Square Engagement Intern. The individual serving in this unpaid position will work alongside YLC’s staff and volunteer leadership and will report to YLC’s Communications and Engagement Manager. The intern will assist with volunteer recruitment and communications-related projects centered around Wednesday the Square, YLC’s annual concert series and fundraiser. As part of a fast-paced office environment, the intern will gain valuable knowledge in the fields of project management, communications, volunteer recruitment, and other important skills vital for today’s nonprofit professionals.

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